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Asher, Asher (1837–1889), physician and community worker, was born on 16 February 1837 in Glasgow, the first son of Philip Asher, son of Rabbi Zev Wolf of Lublin, and his wife, Hannah, a native of the Netherlands. From an early age he was an assiduous scholar of Jewish and secular subjects, winning prizes at ...

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Levison, Mordechai Gumpel Schnaber [pseud. George Levison] (1741–1797), physician and theologian, was born in Germany. He studied rabbinics in Berlin with the distinguished Talmudist David Fraenkel as a young man, before departing for London in 1771. He was drawn to England by the wonderful opportunity for a young foreign-born Jew to study at the medical course of the famous surgeon and physiologist ...